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Top 10 Small Wineries in Napa Valley

Napa Valley is chock-full of small production, family-owned, boutique-style wineries. In fact, over 90% of Napa Valley wineries are family owned. If you seek a truly personalized experience, then be sure to explore the many wineries of Napa Valley including those on this short list. Don’t forget to…

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50+ Wine Tastings Under $50

The best visits to Napa Valley revolve around epic wine tastings. While tasting fees can add up quickly, some wineries still offer great introductions for a relatively affordable price. We’ve pulled together a list of 50 wineries and tasting rooms with tasting fees at $50 or under per person to help…

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Napa Valley Road Trip: The Backcountry of Highway 128

Looking to go off-the-beaten-path in Napa Valley? Look no further than California State Route 128 east, also known as Sage Canyon Road, which winds its way through the Vaca Mountain Range and up to Lake Berryessa. On this hidden gem of a road trip, you’ll find historic boutique wineries…

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11 Napa Valley Wineries for Lovers of White Wine

Some say, “Cab is King” in Napa Valley, and while our red wines are indeed phenomenal, there is nothing better than a cool crisp white wine in the summer or snuggling up with a buttery Chardonnay or dessert wine in the winter. Whether it’s a fruity Sauvignon Blanc, a floral Viognier, or a sweet…

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A History-Lovers’ Guide to the Napa Valley

One of the things I love most about this valley is the graceful way it’s evolved over nearly two centuries. Many of its earliest structures are still in use today as wineries, restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Looking at vintage photos from the nineteenth century, you can still identify the…

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Napa Valley Italian-Style

We may not have the centuries of history or the crumbling hill towns, but it could be argued that the Napa Valley is California’s answer to Tuscany. Both have rolling, vineyard-covered hillsides. Both…

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Where to Go for Bowling, Billiards, Bocce, and More in Napa Valley

The Urban Dictionary defines the term “Having a ball” as “old-people-speak for ‘Having fun.’ If you’re under 30, then you’ve probably never said this (unsarcastically).” Yeah, whatever. It just so happens that there are plenty of ways to have fun in the valley that involve balls, no matter what your…

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